And now for something completely unsurprising

The legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python have reunited for 10 live shows in London. The Spanish papers are covering this news with their characteristic disregard for the fundamentals.

Here’s ABC, with a nice fat typo right in the headline:

Monty Phyton ABC

Diari de Tarragona delivers a one-two punch, also with a daringly large typeface:

Monty Phyton Diari de Tarragona

But the all-around winner, clocking in with one veiled swipe about John Cleese’s potbelly and a whopping FIVE typos, is El Correo‘s longtime UK correspondent, Iñigo Gurruchaga.

Monty Phyton El Correo

Esteemed journalists, on behalf of the English language, I apologize for all the crazy tasks the letter h is expected to perform (i.e., everything but remain silent). But it’s getting you in all sorts of trouble (see herehere and especially here), so please: just Google it.


Thanks to alert readers Chris Pellow and KO for the photos.



Massachusetts: very hard to spell

Yesterday, Diari de Tarragona reminded its readers that “Massachusetts” is very, very hard to spell:
It’s true! “Massachusetts” is, by any measure, incredibly hard to spell. Nobody knows how to spell “Massachusetts,” not even the people who live there. Not even former governors John Hancock, Michael Dukakis and Mitt Romney. (Especially Mitt Romney.)

Even I don’t have the faintest idea how to spell “Massachusetts.” And yet, look how many times I have done just that! Modern science has given us Velcro, Twinkies, and several dozen different ways to spell words correctly without committing any specific sequence of letters to memory.

You don’t have to know how to spell “Massachusetts”; you just have to fucking do it.

I like Ike

Last month, Diari de Tarragona broke the news of an impending visit by the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier operated by the deadliest fighting force in human history. What better time to misspell the name of a goddamn boat!

I Like Ike zoom

Zooming out, we can appreciate not only the imposing figure cut by Ike herself, but also some amusingly misguided scare quotes:

I Like Ike full page

‘US NAVY’ and ‘USS DWIGHT EISENHOWER’: aliases of uncertain provenance?